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Meet our Executive Director, Aimee Gilbreath

Aimee Gilbreath joined Found Animals in March 2008 as its first full-time employee and Executive Director. She has been responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s wide range of innovative programs. Under her leadership the Foundation has grown to over 70 staff members and 500+ volunteers. Found Animals’ programs focus on sterilization, microchipping, and adoption as key levers to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia and span from traditional philanthropy to social enterprise. In addition to providing funding to local spay/neuter non-profits, the Foundation also administers the Michelson Prize and Grants program to encourage development of non-surgical sterilization products. Found Animals provides affordable microchips and scanners, along with a state of the art universal registry, to shelters and clinics nationwide. In Los Angeles, the foundation operates two retail adoption centers that adopt 3,000 shelter pets per year as well as a kitten foster program. Aimee is a former management consultant with significant experience leading teams to solve business problems for Fortune 500 clients. She holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and an MBA. Aimee lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and their beloved pit bull Rufus.

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Linda
 Many of you may not realize that animal rescuers are inundated with emails and people begging us to help animals in shelters or people that have fallen on hard times, losing their homes, pets found out in the desert, abandoned. It's a very difficult world to live in.  We have a different skin because we live trying every minute of every day to save the innocent animals that were neglected, abandoned, or thrown away and it happens each and every day all over our country and the world. 
 We try so hard to keep going, to be able to put a smile on our face for the public and people that ask how we are doing. But does anyone really care how we are doing? Our world is a very difficult one to live in.
 After perusing hundreds of animals on the euthanasia list in the shelters, sending emails, trying to save lives I started to turn my computer off to go get a few hours of rest.  Something caught my eye. An email from a very brave lady that rescues dogs that are abandoned way back deep in the California desert.
 Once again it was another cruelty case, a starving beautiful, gentle, sweet pitbull abandoned to die, near starvation and fed something that poisoned its mouth so it could no longer eat or drink. My eyes, my heart, it's hard not to cry. I just had to reach out to you all, the loving animal community and beg you to donate to those of us that save these poor animals from their abandonment, neglect, starvation and witness so many horrible crimes that man does to these innocent animals.  I beg you to make a donation because that's the only thing that helps us to keep going is the financial aid. I don't take a salary; I give all your donations to the animals we are able to rescue through LBWF. 
 Make my day, no matter how small your donation or large, it helps us with the food, treats, water to fill their pools so they can play in the high of the summer.  We have to spay & neuter so many animals that sometimes come out of the shelters too sick to be medically treated at that time and we have to provide for them. Please won't you make a donation right now? Their lives depend on you and you depend on us to save them. Your donations count more than you can imagine! Please help me to keep fighting this war against the pet overpopulation and the abandoned animals. United we can make a difference I just keep believing that in my heart and my life! I
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 Linda Blair
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What is an Animal Rescuer?
By: Linda Blair
     I think it's important to understand that when you hear the word "rescuer", it means "volunteer". It's you, me and anyone with an open heart or home to help one in need. Human or animal. In the case of an animal rescuer, we open our homes or find appropriate foster homes that can offer shelter to an animal in need.  This is similar to the process of finding foster homes for children in need.
What does an Animal Rescuer do?
 
     Well, in the "underground world" of animal rights advocates, we read thousands of emails about animals facing death sentences every day. At first you cry a lot, then you go into action and get involved.
     A rescuer will take in a stray animal on its way to the pound. A rescuer will walk the cold or hot cement shelter floors, listening to the cries of sadness and barking from scared animals, begging to be noticed and rescued. We see animals curled up in the corners, afraid or depressed.  Mother's begging to find shelter from the noise for their newborn pups or kittens.  Others, so hungry they'll eat anything deposited on the barren floors. Then there are the secret isolation rooms, closed to the public. Here you will find, the accident victims, those suffering from horrible mange and sometimes those that suffer from a cold, known as kennel cough, which can be fixed, but they'll never be seen by the public. Here, also, you will find where the horror cases are kept, victims
from unthinkable abuse. They suffer alone, behind closed doors. For unless a rescuer or good volunteer tells you, no one will ever see them. They are simply doomed to die. We ache, but we keep walking. We ask questions, and we think of anyone who might be looking for a dog or cat.  We get teary-eyed for those animals we know we just can't help.
     We carefully pick the animals we think we can help, both financially & emotionally, until we can find them a new loving, permanent home.  If an animal has been "fixed", you fill out the paperwork, which takes
awhile, and drive off with a scared new friend you've never met before. Neither of you knows the other. If an animal is unaltered (not spayed or neutered) they are sent to a clinic the next day and you pick them up, usually half asleep, and take them to another vet for a check up. If they have contracted a cold, known as "Kennel Cough", they must be quarantined at a veterinarian with a quarantine area, or a boarding facility with a quarantine. A foster home, who has no animals to protect from the upper respiratory cold is always best, but nearly impossible to find.  If the animal has mange, which is very contagious, it needs to be treated as well while in quarantine. Then we have boarding costs, feeding costs and sometimes large medical expenses. If they have broken limbs they must be operated on and kept in a quiet place to recover.
     We then have to get to know the animal. Are they friendly? Do they like people, other animals? Cats, dogs? What can we tell someone about them? Do they need minimal training, or extensive training?  Are they
housetrained? How old are they really? What breed or mix are they? We visit them during quarantine as much as possible. We take them for walks, play or just sit with them to get to know them.  And they need the opportunity to know us, too.
     We make flyers with a photograph, and the animal's story.  Then we drive around and distribute the flyers, and make phone calls and send emails.
     We schedule adoption days. We find a suitable place like a storefront, a small shopping mall, or pet store that allows us to set up a small adoption area with a playpen and food and water station, to show our "Adoptee".  In the summer months we hope to have "misters" to relieve them from the summer days heat. When someone is interested in one of our friends, we ask questions about their home and fenced yards, their work hours, and what kind of a companion they're looking for, and how much time they have to spend with them. We ask them to fill out questionnaires about themselves, so we can best decide who's correct for the animal and who the animal will best get along with.
For example, older dogs are happy to have a warm place, and love. Younger dogs need to be exercised more, and sometimes need more training. Puppies need it all; housetraining, obedience training, and a lifetime commitment.
     Our job, is healing & match making. When we finally make a choice, we've made the drive to someone's home, done our house check, paperwork, and taken a departing picture of our rescued animal, we say our goodbye's and drive away. Most of us cry a little, not always because we are sad, but because we saved a life.  Our job is complete. They will be missed, but we move on to the next one, for there are thousands just waiting for someone to rescue them. Waiting for someone to save them from the cold, frightening shelters, death row and the inevitable & foreboding death needle or far worse, in some states in America, the gas chamber.
 
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Help LBWF help the CA rescue dogs in the hot summer heat 

Thank you to everyone that has donated but we still need to finish the project for the rescue dogs. The horrific searing heat and humidity has hit California and the K-9 cottage is almost finished. We need to install the windows, air conditioner, insulation and shingles. We are so close; please won't you send your much needed donation to help us save so many California dogs in need. They were peoples' pets that never found their way home after the 4th of July and now they find themselves in our shelters on death row.  We have saved three more dogs this past week and have six more waiting
for the cottage to be finished. Please help us help these deserving pets that are dying in our shelters for no reason except lack of space.
Your love and support helped us plant shade trees nine years ago, buy baby pools each year for the dogs to cool off from the over 100 degree heat and they get love and playtime every day! We have the ability to save more lives but we need your help! Any amount  helps us to help them!
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Joe Perry waited a whole year to find his forever loving home. He had an eye operation when he was still at the shelter and LBWF was the only one that would take him last year. We are so excited that he finally found his forever home. He was such a sweetheart and we are overjoyed on this lucky day! Your donations count and help us to save lives while they wait for their forever homes!
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Everyone knows my love for the senior dogs. They are the best dogs, have great characters, and a great friendship. Our old timer, Pops found his forever loving home today with two of my best volunteers! We are so grateful to John and Carol for adopting Pops, the senior, into their forever loving home! Everyone should come volunteer and foster or adopt a dog. Our dogs are awesome. Thank you to everyone that has been stepping up in adopting and fostering for LBWF!
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It's my birthday week and I'm sending out my birthday wish:
To rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome the wonderful companion dogs that are being abandoned at alarming rates. However, I need your help to make this happen. 

I'm asking you to participate in my birthday donation challenge. 
We have 6200 followers who receive this newsletter. If each of you donated $2 THIS week, we'd raise $12,400 THIS week. $2 makes a difference. Please?!

Together we CAN make a difference.

With much love and respect,
Linda
 
 
Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506


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Land O’ Lakes FL, January 6, 2017: Cat Haven Rescue Inc. was established June 1st, 2014. Our main goal is to find forever homes for abandoned cats and kittens in the Tampa Bay Area. Cat Haven Rescue relies on a small network of fosters. We are a no-kill rescue that has taken in hundreds of cats and kittens,including many off euthanasia lists from other organizations.
We are NOT government funded, and all of our funds come from generous and kind people who donate to our rescue. Our funds go 100% to the care of our kitties for their basic health and wellness needs. It covers food, litter, beds & blankets, toys, and other cat necessities. Donations also cover unforeseen medical bills and medications for any of our sick cats and kittens.
We are in desperate need of donations! Currently, we have around 300 cats and kittens that need to find their forever homes, not to mention the cats we keep for life that are considered "unadoptable". We also care for numerous feral cat colonies in Tampa daily.
This past year has been incredibly difficult on our little rescue. Adoptions have been slow for months. We are down to a single adoption location at the Wesley Chapel Petco (on Bruce B. Downs). Any donation, no matter what the amount will make a huge difference in the lives of our amazing cats. Thank you for your consideration.

Cat Haven Rescue is where Jon Patch adopted Winter who you can watch during the Facebook live airings of Talkin' Pets @talkinpetradio

 

 

 
 
 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
There's still time to make a difference! 
Make a donation in honor of a family member or dear friend and help save a life! 
 We are also looking for super-star volunteers to join our team!
Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.us for more information! Your continued support has allowed the Linda Blair WorldHeart Founation continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome hundreds of dogs through the years. There are still so many here at the foundation, and in the shelters across our state and country ,that are awaiting their forever homes this holiday season. 
 
Help us make their season bright by doing your last minute shopping through our partners listed here! Proceeds from your holiday shopping help dogs in need! You can also make a donation directly via Paypal by clicking the donate button below!
Wishing you much peace and joy this holiday season,
Linda 

We have only reached 25% of our fall fundraising goal. We still have $11,232 left to raise. We still need lots of help! It was a brutal summer and we need all the help we can get preparing for the winter months to come. Please visit our Crowdrise Fundraiser to learn more about our needs and how you can help! 
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The AKC Reunite team visited Cumberland County, NC yesterday (Fayetteville, Hope Mills) to see where they can be of assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. There is currently an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer deployed in Hope Mills, NC.

During their visit they learned that Edgecombe County Animal Control is in need for crates to safely secure animals. The AKC Reunite team is currently on the move renting a truck, purchasing crates and driving to Tarboro (Edgecombe County) to deliver the crates and microchips to their shelter in need. 

More on their efforts below:

AKC Reunite earmarks $200,000 more for AKC Pet Disaster Relief

Three years after launching AKC Pet Disaster Relief with starting funds of $250,000, AKC Reunite announces another infusion of $200,000 more in funds to complement money raised by AKC clubs throughout the country.  AKC Reunite and AKC clubs have pooled over$1,000,000 dollars and donated 52 pet disaster relief equipment trailers to first responders around the country.  Each trailer has crates, a generator, and other supplies to safely house pets in a shelter during an emergency.

These AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers have been deployed for Hurricane Matthew in Polk County, FL; Greenville, SC; Pamlico County, NC; and Cumberland County, NC which is currently in the news for the massive flooding affecting the area. 

AKC Reunite President Tom Sharp and staff Dallas Harsa and Morgan Jones visited the emergency pet shelter in Hope Mills, NC and Cumberland County Animal Control where the trailer was deployed, offering additional assistance to replenish supplies that were used during the emergency.  

The disaster is not over in North Carolina. Rivers continue to crest as the flood waters move downstream.  AKC Reunite has assisted with a $5,000 donation to Lenoir County SPCA and is delivering pet crates and microchips and a microchip scanner to newly afflicted Edgecombe County today.

“Our hearts go out to those affected by this disaster,” said President Sharp.  “Providing AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers fully stocked with necessary pet sheltering supplies to emergency responders before disasters strike allows them have a plan in place to help people and their pets. With the equipment we supply, emergency responders can open pet shelters for people and their pets during an evacuation, getting both the people and the pets out of harm’s way.  The American Kennel Club, AKC Reunite, and AKC dog clubs throughout the country donate time, money and energy to help pets.”

To find out more about the program, and donate to help, go to https://www.akcreunite.org/pdr/

 

New York, NY – TheAmerican Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events and Performance Events.

The Awards, created and first awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists chosen, based on nominations from AKC member clubs, have impacted the dog sport on a national level through club involvement, judging, exhibiting, breeding and teaching.

The three finalists in each category will be voted on by member clubs, with voting ending on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Winners will be announced by the end of October. Presentation of awards to the winners will be made in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida December 17th and 18th.

This year’s nominees are:

Conformation

  • Patricia W. Laurens, of Newtown, Connecticut, has been active in dogs for over 50 years as an exhibitor, all-breed handler and breeder of Best in Show, National Specialty winning and top producing German Wirehaired Pointers. She has served as Delegate for the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America for over 30 years. During that time, she was elected to the AKC Board of Directors and started an AKC Breeders Education program and helped establish the Junior Scholarship program.When Pat left the Board of Directors in 2000 she was elected to the Parent Club Committee and has served as its Chairperson from 2000 to the present. During this tenure she helped establish the Parent Club Conference Program and chaired three National Parent Club Conferences. In 2013 she helped establish the AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Trailer Program and serves as its co-chairman. Read more.

Companion Events

  • Susan (Suzi) B. Bluford, of Carmel, California, is so grateful and honored to be nominated once again for this prestigious award. She began in the sport of AKC dogs during the early 1970’s with her first dog- Golden Retriever “Wendy”, who became a breed CH, UD, WC. Suzi was hooked in all areas of the sport! In 1977, her Golden Retriever, “Streaker”, was the number one obedience dog in the United States as well as a breed champion and an owner-handled group winner. She is an active participant in conformation, obedience, rally, tracking, retriever hunt tests and field trials, herding, nosework and agility, and bred “Dasu Goldens” for many years.Read more.
  • Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase, of Monson, Massachusetts, desperately wanted a Welsh pony as a child, but her sensible parents presented her with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This little dog introduced Tibby to the challenging world of dog training and was her first high in trial dog in 1961. She has been involved with dogs, dog training and Corgis ever since. While obedience is her first love, Tibby has successfully trained and shown dogs in rally, tracking, agility, herding, and conformation. One ‘special’ Pembroke, “Tyler”, Ch. Heronsway Free Style UDT ROMX, is one of a few obedience titled dogs to win the breed at Westminster. Read more.
  • Nancy Craig, Read more.
    • Jim Campbell, of Marrero, Louisiana, grew up in in rural Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s. Rabbit hunting with grade beagles instilled in him a love for the sport. In 1978, he got his first AKC registered beagles. After moving to New Orleans he met Maurice Ellis, Rannie Ladner and Tommy Moffet. Jim gives credit to them for teaching him what to look for in a hound and how to condition them. His first good dog was Jazztown T-Beau, who had a great nose, outstanding line control and check work that set the standard for what he looks for in a dog to this day. Jim has bred many worthy hounds over the years, seven of which finished as AKC field champions. He finished four field champions himself, two of which went on to win the AKC SPO Nationals. FC JO's Hustler won the Southern States Championship twice. Read more.
  • Teri Dickinson, of Lucas, TX, began her performance career with a mixed-breed dog she trained and entered in an obedience fun match. That led to the acquisition of her first Italian Greyhound in 1984, who went on to become an American Canadian Champion and Utility Dog. After putting dual titles on several more Italian Greyhounds, Teri became interested in lure coursing and other lure sports. As a board member of the Italian Greyhound Club of America, she led a successful campaign to have Italian Greyhounds added to eligible coursing breeds.She and husband, Jack Downing, bred Italian Greyhounds under the Whirlwind prefix and participated in conformation, coursing, agility and amateur racing. Teri bred the first AKC dual champion, DC Whirlwind Blew By You LCM OA NAJ GRC JOR MC. Read more.

Performance

  • Melody Fair, of Noti, Oregon, and husband Roy, acquired their first Basset Hound, Misty in late 1970. Misty was their first title holder, earning her CD. Bassets have always been Melody’s primary breed, but over the years other breeds have graced their couch: four Newfoundlands, a Pembroke, a Borzoi, a retired racing Greyhound and the newest addition, a Doberman. The Bassets have earned titles in the show ring, Field Trials (over 20 Field Championships), Tracking, TD (working on number 16), TDX (working on number 6), and still hopeful for an elusive VST. Over 10 of her Bassets have earned Dual championships. They have earned titles and/or competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Coursing Ability, BHCA Hunting Performance Test and NACSW K9 Nosework. Read more.

For more about the nominees and the Lifetime Achievement Awards, visit the AKC website here.

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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.


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Somerset County, NJ — Somerset County is now equipped with a state-of-the-art AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scenes that need assistance sheltering pets.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of natural or civil disasters, joined forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers to present an emergency trailer to officials from the Somerset County Animal Response Team (CART) in a ceremony held yesterday.

The Somerset CART trailer is the 50th AKC Pet Disaster Relief rolled out nationwide and the third to serve New Jersey. AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers are also located in Morris and Bergen counties.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. The trailers house and deliver essential animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, bowls, collars and leashes as well as fans, lighting and generators; cleaning supplies and maintenance items. These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.

“This trailer will provide animal care sheltering supplies during the first critical hours after a disaster hits Somerset County or the surrounding areas,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions in times of disaster are incredibly important, and AKC Reunite is pleased to help communities across the nation prepare by mobilizing AKC Pet Disaster Relief.”

We want to help our local community be prepared to help people and their pets for any disaster and its aftermath,” said NJ Federation of Dog Clubs president Jeffrey Ball. “We’re proud to donate this trailer to Somerset CART to assist in their future disaster response efforts.”

The purchase of the trailer was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from the Morris & Essex Kennel Club, Sussex Hills Kennel Club, the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, the Garden State Golden Retriever Club, the Northern NJ Great Dane Club, the Ridgewood Responsible Pet Ownership Committee, Animerge PC and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“Thank you to these AKC dog clubs and AKC Reunite for helping us to obtain such a valuable tool that will allow our agency to ensure the safety of our pets during any future disasters,” said Kenneth Otrimski, Deputy Coordinator Somerset County Emergency Management.

“Our New Jersey dog clubs are dedicated to giving back and helping the pets loved by those in the community. We’re very proud to help bring an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to Somerset County,” said Wayne Ferguson, president of the Morris & Essex Kennel Club. “It is our hope it will provide meaningful support during difficult times of disaster.”

Learn more about how to get involved in AKC Pet Disaster Relief at www.akcreunite.org/relief.

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AKC Reunite

The way home for lost pets.

AKC Reunite, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club®, is the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States. Since 1995 AKC Reunite has helped pet owners reunite with their lost animals via identification and 24/7 pet recovery specialists, enrolling over 6 million companion animals and recovering more than 475,000 lost pets. AKC Reunite microchips are a popular choice of pet professionals throughout the country for permanent pet identification.

The AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund has donated more than $6 million since 2001 for disaster preparedness and relief causes that impact our nation's pets. AKC Reunite also provides free recovery service enrollment for all active service, military, and law enforcement K-9 dogs. For more information visit www.akcreunite.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/akcreunite).

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